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New Meetup: DeLillo: White Noise

From: Arlinda S.
Sent on: Monday, April 19, 2010 4:59 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Classic Books!

What: DeLillo: White Noise

When: Sunday, May 9,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $2.50 per person

Crema Cafe
27 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Better than any book of recent times, White Noise captures the particular strangeness of life in a time where humankind has finally learned enough to kill itself. Naturally, it's a terribly funny book, and the prose is as beautiful as a sunset through a particulate-filled sky. Nice-guy narrator Jack Gladney teaches Hitler Studies at a small college. His wife may be taking a drug that removes fear, and one day a nearby chemical plant accidentally releases a cloud of gas that may be poisonous. Writing before Bhopal and Prozac entered the popular lexicon, DeLillo produced a work so closely tuned into its time that it tells the future.

"A stunning performance from one of the most intelligent novelists....Tremendously funny."
-- The New Republic

"A writer of stupendous talents...His cool but evocative prose is witty, biting, surprising, precise.... Splendid stuff: not merely are its wit and glitter distinctive, but it's true--it describes, with sympathetic but devastating finality, an academic subspecies that any habitue of the campuses will immediately recognize."
--Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

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